5 Ways to Help Your Child Stay Calm at the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is a very common form of anxiety for children to have. Fear of the dentist may keep some children from getting the dental care they need. If your child gets anxious at the dentist, there are several things you can do to help keep them calm during their visit.

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Thumb-Sucking: Issues and Solutions

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From the moment a child is born, they need comfort to thrive. Whether it be cuddling a favorite stuffed animal, wrapping up in a soft blanket, or popping in a pacifier, children develop a preferred method of soothing themselves. For many, sucking their thumb becomes a natural, easy method of choice. While thumb-sucking during the toddler and early preschool years is not usually a problem, it can have negative consequences if it continues much longer.

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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 3 of 3)

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It’s finally here! The last episode of the 3 part series.

Here’s the deal: I will be going over some precautions for you to consider before your journey…so you’ll be ready to fly away months before you leave!
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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 2 of 3)

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Your child’s health is probably top of your list of priorities…And rightly so. Today, in part 2, I will be discussing some tips so you can optimize your child’s health when traveling.

HEALTH

 

SANITIZERS

Airplanes are dirty, and this has even been admitted by air stewards! Bring sanitizer products such as antibacterial wipes to ensure your child’s surroundings are clean and safe. This can prevent any illnesses while on holiday and make your time away a lot easier for yourself.
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Travel Series: 80 Tips for Traveling with Children (Part 1 of 3)

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Are you terrified? Well, you should be…(no, not the dreaded mother in law’s birthday party)…of the thought of your child causing world-crushing rebellion on your flight to your lovely holiday! Which is why in this 3 part blog series I will provide you with some valuable tips on how to keep your flight smooth.

You can wear that ‘S’ on your chest, and let your partner admire while you save the day. You’ll fly like Superman! Now, let’s get the party started!

Disabilities and Special Needs

 
WINGS FOR ALL

Wings For All is a well-respected program for any child with special needs or disability where the act of boarding a plane is rehearsed with professional pilots and flight attendants. This program is designed to give the children experience boarding a plane to help unnerve them during the real event. This should help many parents who can’t take their child on a plane. The program is currently based in the US. However, Manchester Airport in the UK currently leads the way for these types of programs.
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Changing Your Child’s School: How to Make the Transition Easier

Moving to a new school can be difficult for a child, but this is a common and necessary transition that almost all students experience at least once. Maybe your family is moving to a new home in a new city, or perhaps your child’s progress is ahead or behind and the transfer is being made to a school like Kid’s Country Learning Center to accommodate her academic needs. Whatever the reason for this transition, your child will be leaning on you for comfort, strength and stability to let go of the old routine and embrace this new chapter in her life. These four tips can help you provide the support your child needs and to make her school transfer occur smoothly.

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5 Bad Dental Habits Your Kids Need to Break Today

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 Taking care of the teeth is an important aspect of life that you have to start your kids on early. The following are five bad dental habits that your kids may be involved in, and you need to stop them from indulging in them right now.
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Overcoming Fears & Nerves: 4 Ways Parents Can Help Children Conquer Anxiety

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As an adult, you may be well aware of how crippling fears can be. Some fears may prevent you from achieving great levels of success in life, from improving your health and well-being and more. If you have noticed signs of fear in your child for specific things, you may be wondering what steps you can take to help your child move beyond his or her fears and conquer anxiety.
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4 Impactful Strategies You Can Use To Help Your Kid In School

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Every child has their own way of learning. If you tap into this learning process the right way, it can make all the difference in how your child develops and grows along with their education. While many strategies exist to help your child excel, it is those learning strategies that complement your child’s innate learning process that will produce the best results. Fortunately, because young minds are able to learn new skills, certain learning strategies exist that will augment any child’s ability to move towards the head of their class. Here are four such strategies that will impact your child’s performance in school. Continue reading “4 Impactful Strategies You Can Use To Help Your Kid In School”

Raising a Responsible Child: The Benefits of Growing Up With Pets

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A relationship between a child and their pet is exceptional and provides immense love and comfort. Pets influence all aspects of a child’s life and help parents raise strong, confident, and compassionate children. Pets can help children deal with stressful situations, develop empathy, and easily establish new contacts. Here are some benefits of becoming a pet-owning family.

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